Controllers http://machinedesign.com/taxonomy/term/8228/more en PLCs, PCs, and PACs: When the Lines in Motion Control Become Blurred http://machinedesign.com/motion-control/plcs-pcs-and-pacs-when-lines-motion-control-become-blurred <div class="field-byline"> Marissa K. Tucker and Jim Wiley, Parker Hannifin </div> <div class="field-deck"> Asking the right questions early simplifies optimizing your next motion control system. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Asking the right questions early simplifies optimizing your next motion control system.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/motion-control/plcs-pcs-and-pacs-when-lines-motion-control-become-blurred" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/motion-control/plcs-pcs-and-pacs-when-lines-motion-control-become-blurred#comments Controllers Motion Control Tue, 03 May 2016 15:40:00 +0000 61411 at http://machinedesign.com B&R’s modular application (mapp) Technology sets the bar high for automation programming http://machinedesign.com/controllers/br-s-modular-application-mapp-technology-sets-bar-high-automation-programming <div class="field-deck"> Sponsored by B&R Automation </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Not much has really changed about the software running industrial machinery over the past two decades. In the same time, there’s been a revolution in computer science, along with a corresponding rise in computer science graduates. But in the factories and distribution centers that use computers known as programmable logic (PLC) or automation controllers (PAC), it’s been largely status quo. The same can even be said for industrial robots, the icons of automation.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/controllers/br-s-modular-application-mapp-technology-sets-bar-high-automation-programming" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/controllers/br-s-modular-application-mapp-technology-sets-bar-high-automation-programming#comments Controllers White Papers Tue, 26 Apr 2016 18:02:00 +0000 48931 at http://machinedesign.com Machine Design’s Products of the Week (3/28-4/4) http://machinedesign.com/controllers/machine-design-s-products-week-328-44 <div class="node-body gallery-body">This week's product gallery includes oil/air coolers, heavy-duty rotary encoders, and die-cast aluminum air regulators.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/controllers/machine-design-s-products-week-328-44" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/controllers/machine-design-s-products-week-328-44#comments Controllers Wed, 30 Mar 2016 22:37:00 +0000 59061 at http://machinedesign.com Newest Motion Controllers Expand Applications http://machinedesign.com/motion-control/newest-motion-controllers-expand-applications <div class="field-byline"> Bill Savela, Delta Computer Systems </div> <div class="field-deck"> Delta Computer Systems takes us through some of the latest advances in motion controllers by analyzing modern industry applications. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Delta Computer Systems takes us through some of the latest advances in motion controllers by analyzing modern industry applications. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/motion-control/newest-motion-controllers-expand-applications" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/motion-control/newest-motion-controllers-expand-applications#comments Products Controllers Motion Control Tue, 09 Feb 2016 14:59:00 +0000 57171 at http://machinedesign.com Machine Design’s Products of the Week (1/25-2/1) http://machinedesign.com/batteriespower-supplies/machine-design-s-products-week-125-21 <div class="node-body gallery-body">This biweekly product gallery includes rotary encoders for washdown environments, along with sensitive springs, and switching elements for human-machine interfaces. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/batteriespower-supplies/machine-design-s-products-week-125-21" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/batteriespower-supplies/machine-design-s-products-week-125-21#comments Products Batteries/Power Supplies Cables, Connectors, Enclosures Controllers Motors/Drives Springs Temperature Sensors Gallery Thu, 28 Jan 2016 20:44:00 +0000 56601 at http://machinedesign.com Machine Design’s Products of the Week (1/11-1/18) http://machinedesign.com/products/machine-design-s-products-week-111-118 <div class="node-body gallery-body">Machine Design's Products of the Week include reliable couplings, brushless-motor controllers, and automated case packers. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/products/machine-design-s-products-week-111-118" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/products/machine-design-s-products-week-111-118#comments Products Cables, Connectors, Enclosures Controllers Packaging Hydraulics Pneumatics Sensors Fri, 15 Jan 2016 22:29:00 +0000 55381 at http://machinedesign.com Lightweight Brakes for Tight Spaces http://machinedesign.com/whats-inside/lightweight-brakes-tight-spaces <div class="node-body article-body">The XS Series of spring-set holding brakes from Warner Electric are good options for applications that need to save on space and weight.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/whats-inside/lightweight-brakes-tight-spaces" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/whats-inside/lightweight-brakes-tight-spaces#comments What's Inside? Controllers Fri, 15 Jan 2016 19:08:00 +0000 55431 at http://machinedesign.com Machine Design’s Products of the Week (12/14-12/21) http://machinedesign.com/products/machine-design-s-products-week-1214-1221 <div class="node-body gallery-body">This week's product roundup showcases mini high-torque gear units, "smart motors", PLCs with Ethernet connectivity, and rugged temperature sensors. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/products/machine-design-s-products-week-1214-1221" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/products/machine-design-s-products-week-1214-1221#comments Products Controllers Fasteners Motors/Drives Temperature Sensors Gallery Thu, 17 Dec 2015 22:04:00 +0000 54291 at http://machinedesign.com FAQ's on Thermal Actuators http://machinedesign.com/motion-control/faqs-thermal-actuators <div class="field-deck"> Sponsored by ThermOmegaTech </div> <div class="node-body article-body">How can one describe a thermal actuator and how does it function? What are the operating condition...</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/motion-control/faqs-thermal-actuators" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/motion-control/faqs-thermal-actuators#comments Design FAQs Controllers Motion Control Thu, 12 Nov 2015 16:08:00 +0000 53511 at http://machinedesign.com Bosch Rexroth Automation Open House: Smart Factory Tour http://machinedesign.com/iot/bosch-rexroth-automation-open-house-smart-factory-tour <div class="node-body gallery-body">Machine Design was invited out to tour Bosch Rexroth’s Open House, which highlighted its Smart Factory Industry 4.0 technology. The system communicates with engineers and plant managers via touchscreen interfaces, and also with other machines that are connected within the network. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/iot/bosch-rexroth-automation-open-house-smart-factory-tour" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/iot/bosch-rexroth-automation-open-house-smart-factory-tour#comments Products Recent Items for Hannover Messe 2016 Controllers Hydraulics IoT Mechanical Drives Sensors News Hannover Messe 2016 Fri, 23 Oct 2015 14:24:00 +0000 52951 at http://machinedesign.com